The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Sangguniang Panlalawigan organized a Friendship Games with the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection to strengthen the camaraderie and relationship of the government organizations to better serve the people of the province on July 2, 2018.
The day’s activity began with a parade of all participants including the Drum & Bugle Corps of Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School. Provincial Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay welcomed the players representing their respective agencies before Honorable Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Cesar Q. Yap, Jr. led the Oath of Sportsmanship / Declaration of the Friendship Games Open to all players at the Grandstand of Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex, Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan prepared various games like Larong Pinoy that includes TUG OF WAR, Sack Race, Suot Lusot, Inverted Marathon and Tire Relay. Basketball, Volleyball and Lawn Tennis was played at the MCC Grandstand.
Later in the evening, a Search for Mr. & Ms. Friendship Games 2018 was also held at the same venue where the games were played. Personnel from the four (4) participating government organizations in the province was there to witness and cheer for their representatives.
Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo strongly supports the activity that gives opportunity to all public servants to bond and build relationship with each other as one unit in providing efficient and effective services to the residents of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.”
At the end of the day, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte declared as the Over-all Champion trailed by the Philippine National Police by only a point short followed by the men and women from the Bureau of Fire Protection and then the Armed Forces of the Philippines got the lowest ranking. PIO-LDN